The NFL's Oakland Raiders planned move to Las Vegas in 2020 was approved by NFL owners Monday by a 31-1 vote.
This marks the second time the team has left Oakland after a brief stint in Los Angeles 35 years ago.
The team's lease at the Oakland Coliseum ends after the 2017 season. The planned Vegas stadium, which will be shared with the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, will cost $1.9 billion, with 65,000 seats.
Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf's plans to keep the team have been rejected by the NFL. Owner Mark Davis secured $750 million in public funding to move, which Oakland could not match, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The NFL had its promo photos ready.
Commissioner Roger Goodell said he didn't want to see another franchise relocate.
Fans quickly proposed a logo based on the unpopular Los Angeles Chargers logo.
Some fans weren't happy with the move.
But at least one was celebrating.
The move to Vegas was once considered unthinkable for a professional sports team given Vegas' ties to gambling. Originally, Davis partnered with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, but a falling out between the two led Bank of America to replace Adelson's $650 million contribution and assuage some owners' fears.
The Raiders are the third NFL team in the last two years to move. The St. Louis Rams moved to Los Angeles last year, and the San Diego Chargers joined them earlier this year.
Vegas went from having no pro sports teams to two, counting the NHL's Golden Knights who arrived last year.
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